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Organisationally relevant variables and Keyes's Mental Health Continuum Scale: An exploratory study

Deo J.W. Strümpfer, Anneli Hardy, Joan S. de Villiers, Susan Rigby
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 35, No 1 | a763 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v35i1.763 | © 2009 Deo J.W. Strümpfer, Anneli Hardy, Joan S. de Villiers, Susan Rigby | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 October 2008 | Published: 04 September 2009

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Deo J.W. Strümpfer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Anneli Hardy, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Joan S. de Villiers, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Susan Rigby, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

In an exploratory study on a sample of convenience (n = 165), 11 self-report variables with presumed organisational  relevance were  related,  as  predictors,  to  the  three  subscores  and  summed  score of  the Keyes  (2005a, 2005b; 2007) Mental Health Continuum  scale  (long  form). Keyes's  scale was administered five to seven days after the first set of scales. The predictor scores were reduced to three factorial scores, labelled positive orientation, negative orientation and positive striving. When classified thus, the predictor variables showed significant and meaningful relationships with some or all of the Keyes subscores and the total score, although few reached medium effect sizes.


Keywords

flourishing; languishing; psychosocial health; Keyes's Mental Health Continuum Scale; psychosocial illness

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